Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra has been creating a lot of buzz since the time of its announcement. While the film also has Amitabh Bachchan, Mounin Roy, and a cameo by Shahrukh Khan, it also features the south superstar Nagarjuna whose character’s details are finally revealed.
According to a report on Mumbai Mirror, Nagarjuna plays an archaeologist in the film and has even shot for it in Varansai in June. “Nagarjuna’s character , along with his students, undertakes an expedition to restore an ancient temple along the banks of the Ganga,” it quoted a source as saying.
The story of the film revolves around the most powerful weapon, features Ranbir as Shiva, a guy-next door who can emit fire from his hands, and Alia as his love interest, Isha. Buzz is, Amitabh Bachchan plays Shiva’s guru in the film.
“An important event leads Shiva and Isha to Nagarjuna. The story unfolds in the ancient temple city before moving to the Himalayas. The film’s antagonists, Mouni Roy and Saurav Gurjar, also come into play because of Nagarjuna’s track. The adventure kicks off after all of them come face-to-face in Varanasi. A high-octane action sequence featuring them was shot earlier in the year,” the source added.
Directed by Ayan Mukerji, Brahmastra is first in his fantasy trilogy that aims to infuse ancient Indian mythology and science fiction. Ayan had earlier said about the film, “It’s a modern-day film set in India as it exists today. But the reason it’s called Brahmastra is because the energies, wisdom, powers in the film come from ancient India. That’s all I would say. There are some costumes, may be not the way you would expect them to be.”
Talking about Brahmastra last year, Ranbir had said, “It is actually a supernatural romantic fairy tale at heart. Ayan will never make a character that doesn’t have truth to it, or which is unbelievable. It’s too early to talk about the film, but it is something I am terribly excited about.”